Beefs 2012: Nas Slammed by Ex Carmen Bryan over "Daughters"
Published Apr 27, 2012Nas fans celebrated yesterday (April 26) when the rapper debuted his new tune "Daughters," a track dedicated to his 17-year-old daughter Destiny that will appear on his impending Life Is Good LP. Destiny's mother, author Carmen Bryan, on the other hand, took offence to the candid cut, which she believes unfairly put their daughter's personal life on display.
Taking to her Twitter account, Bryan wrote: "Just heard 'Daughters' by Nas. What a disappointment! He had nothing positive to say about our daughter and his depiction of her is false!"
The soul-sample-driven number finds Nas detailing his relationship with Destiny, and includes a couple of the young girl's alleged foibles. One verse zones in on the dangers of social networking, with the rapper rhyming about his child Instagramming a picture of a box of condoms on her dresser. He goes on to admit he could be a stricter parent.
"Perhaps her father should be talking to her and spending more time with her so he can really get to know her," Bryan countered.
Since Bryan's initial tweet, she's faced backlash from fans sticking up for the realness of the track, but the mother maintains that the info shared in the song should have remained unrecorded.
"Do u really think Destiny appreciated that song? Seriously... Destiny is still a child -- it was the wrong platform," she said in response to the criticism, later adding of Nas, "His short coming was humiliating her in public by rehashing the mistakes she has made via a song. Not right."
Nas has yet to respond, but recently spoke with XXL about fatherhood and recording "Daughters."
"She's my first kid, my first time watching a child become a teen and a little adult before my eyes," he said. "That's one of the most important things in my life: she is. I can't get away from talking about it. It's actually one of the first songs I recorded for this album."
As previously reported, Life Is Good drops July 17 through Def Jam.